It should’ve been you

I was having a quick sound bite of a conversation about the lectionary on Sunday. One person was looking at the three “lost” parables from a cynics point of view. I was thinking about the fruit of the Spirit and it got me thinking about what the prodigal would say to his older brother:
It should’ve been you

You stayed, you worked

Each day in every way

You were faithful and true

It should’ve been you.
It should’ve been you

Patient when dad got mad

Gentle with new born lambs

Kind to all the workers

It should’ve been you.
It should’ve been you

Not asking for more, nil greed

Singing the songs of old with joy

Resolving conflict all the day long

It should’ve been you.
When dad ran, against tradition

And threw his arms around me

It should’ve been you

The love he had for me, so apparent

The joy is each foot fall

It should’ve been you

But brother let me tell you

Really tell you as it is

That love is extended to both of us

Dad was over the moon to see me

But with joy he saw you each day.
Faithful son, full of fruit

To me, it made sense for it to be you

You alone deserved that love

BUT 

And this changes everything

The party he threw for me

You got an invite too

We both are loved by…

A fantastic dad

A wonderful father 

SO

Brother don’t stay bitter

Come let’s dance this night together 

Let’s celebrate with love

For we have THE BEST DAD EVER.

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